Author Archives: cfrietch

Americans in Cuba! A Crash Course

I just spent a week in Havana, there for the Havana Triathlon (read my race report here). There’s still a lot that’s confusing about travel to Cuba for Americans, and there were quite a few little insights I wish I’d … Continue reading

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Race Report: La Habana Triathlon 2017

Remember the Rio Olympics? How the whole two years leading up to it was a total shit show? The arenas weren’t ready, the athlete housing didn’t have running water, crime was rampant, human sewage polluted the open-water swimming and rowing … Continue reading

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Rogue Expeditions Review: Kenya 2016

I’m not a tour group person. In my view, it’s no longer ‘your’ vacation. Rather, you’re stuck with endless compromises, usually to satisfy the grumblers, or the least physically able people in the group. The paradox? It’s really, really hard … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Triumph at the 2016 Vermont Marathon

Race Report: Vermont City Marathon I’ve wanted to run this race for awhile now; I’ve always heard good things about its organization, and Burlington is just a nice little town perched on Lake Champlain surrounded by the Green Mountains. The … Continue reading

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Eagleman 2015 Race Report, by Ernest Hemingway (with contributions from Joseph Conrad)

Months before, the sleeping dragon, Eagleman 70.3 appeared not as the majestic bird of prey, but rather a placid feathered sparrow, calmly beckoning our siren trio to the lush marshes of Maryland. But as our good and true party of … Continue reading

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Dear Hollywood: Stop Taking the “Vegan Challenge”

An open letter (that none of them will read) to celebrities who think they want to go vegan: Please, please tell no one.

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Can I Be “F40-44” Forever?

I’m a little afraid to say how great 2013 turned out to be. I often kept thinking “is this my peak year?” and “what happens next year?” Well, that’s malarkey. I know that 2014 will be whatever I make of … Continue reading

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